Ladakh Resources

There is an unbelievable lack of published materials, print or video, on Ladakh. It’s one of the most spectacular and fascinating places on earth and though there have been many tourists, it still feels as though it’s a secret (at least outside India). Below is a list of media resources about Ladakh that BJ recommends.


Books about Ladakh (including Audible)

YouTube & videos and films about Ladakh


Articles about Ladakh




Films about Ladakh

  • 3 Idiots is one of the most popular Bollywood films ever. One of the characters is based on a Ladakhi engineer named Sonam Wangchuk. Much of the film was filmed in Ladakh and it caused a tourism CRAZE of Indians visiting the region. Here is a trailer
  • This is a film based on the book Ancient Futures. It’s worth the watch but isn’t as good as it could be.
  • This is the trailer of the film Samsara (follow-up film to Baraka). Baraka was one of my favorite films in the mid-90s. I had been waiting for the follow-up for decades. When I saw the film poster (on Facebook) I could NOT believe my eyes. Our friends from Thiksey monastery were featured heavily in a number of scenes. The film is a gorgeous piece of cinematography (no story line or speaking, only visuals). 


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